New York, (ANI): Mel Gibson"s longtime friend Whoopi Goldberg has
said that the actor is not a racist, despite his racially charged
rant during a leaked taped conversation. "I know Mel, and I know
he's not a racist," the New York Daily News quoted her as telling
"I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he's being a
bonehead, but I can't sit and say that he's a racist having spent
time with him in my house with my kids." Goldberg was quick to add,
however, that she does not condone her pal's actions.
"I don't like what he's done. Make no mistake." When asked if
she thinks Gibson is anti-semitic, she replied, "I think he's an
Goldberg also revealed that alcohol was to blame for Gibson's
actions during his 2006 DUI arrest in which the actor made
anti-semitic remarks to a police officer.
"Drunks say stupid stuff to people all the time ... because
they're drunk, they're out of control, they're not thinking,
they're idiotic," Goldberg added.